The Stanley Hotel served as a model for the fictional Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”

The Stanley Hotel served as a model for the fictional Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”

Opened on July 4th, 1909, the Stanley Hotel is widely known for its magnificent architecture and surroundings. It is located in Estes Park, Colorado and is very close to the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

The 420-room Colonial Revival hotel has been featured as one of America’s most haunted hotels and was the main inspiration for the novel The Shining written by Stephen King.

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